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Lady in a Cage (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 10 June 1964 (USA)
A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writer:

Luther Davis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
James Caan ... Randall Simpson O'Connell
Jennifer Billingsley ... Elaine
Rafael Campos ... Essie
William Swan ... Malcolm Hilyard
Jeff Corey ... George L. Brady Jr. aka Repent
Ann Sothern ... Sade
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Storyline

The lady is Mrs. Hilyard, a wealthy poetess who lives in a three-story city mansion and her cage is her elevator, which stops a dozen feet short of the main floor due to an electrical failure on a July 4th weekend. She rings her outside alarm, eventually noticed by a drunken derelict, who breaks into the house, ignores her plight and helps himself to various items and alcohol. He leaves with his loot but returns a while later with a curvy prostitute and three teenage hoodlums, who proceed to terrorize Mrs. Hilyard as they wreck her home. Written by alfiehitchie

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What happens in this elevator is not for the weak - it is, perhaps, not even for the strong! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une femme dans une cage See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although he had made an appearance in Irma la Douce (1963), this was James Caan's first credited feature film role after getting his start with sporadic television parts. See more »

Goofs

The battery for the alarm is shown as it runs down; but later in the movie the battery works like new. See more »

Quotes

Essie: This whole letter. It sounds real... what you might say... gay.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Paramount logo is done in vertical stripes to reflect the cage motif. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Intense
12 July 2003 | by nutty227See all my reviews

If one word could sum up Lady in Cage, it would be INTENSE!! For a 1964 film, this has loads of melodrama, fright, and sheer suspense.Check out a young James Caan, and a gorgeous, and cute Jennifer Bilingsley.This film is brutally straight-forward in terms of its characterization of the scum,thugs, and low-life of society,.. the acting in this movie, all across the board is outstanding.I give it an 8 out of 10, if not a 9/10.


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